Agribusiness businesses in Zambia

Small-scale, medium-scale and large-scale commercial farmers do livestock, fish and crop farming
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Syngenta Zambia
Agribusiness
Lusaka
With its headquarters in Switzerland, Syngenta has a presence in 90 countries. The company is working to transform how crops are grown and protected by accelerating their innovation and advancing a more sustainable agriculture which is good for nature, farmers and society. Syngenta measures its success not only by its business performance, but also by the benefits it brings to farming and the environment.
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Kalimba Reptile Park
Duck and Fish Farming
Lusaka
Kalimba Reptile Park specialises in free range Pekin Duck and the indigenous species Tilapia (Bream). The ducks are free range from incubation to final product and the fish farming is critical for the conservation of Tilapia (Bream) which is under threat in Zambia. Kalimba supplies high quality Pekin Duck to restaurants and hotels and is a commercial supplier of parent stock Tilapia.
Zambeef Products Plc
Agribusiness
Lusaka
Zambeef Products is engaged in crop farming, livestock rearing, as well fish farming. The company believes there is no point in Zambia importing certain goods when they can be grown, produced and processed locally. Zambeef encourages consumers to buy home-grown produce to support the farming community.

Agribusiness

Small-scale, medium-scale and large-scale commercial farmers do livestock, fish and crop farming

There is a whole range of farming enterprises in Zambia producing commodities for domestic and international markets. Farms in Zambia include livestock; fishery and agricultural farming. There are three major categories of farmers in Zambia. Small-scale farmers, who are the vast majority, cultivate less than five hectares, use few external inputs, and consume most of their produce. Medium-scale farmers cultivate between 5 to 20 hectares. They use improved seeds and fertilizers and sell most of their production. Large-scale commercial farmers plant over twenty ha annually. These farmers apply high levels of purchased inputs and use oxen or machinery for farm operations and they present a variety of opportunities for investors.

Livestock production practising free-range grazing is the most common practice of rearing cattle in Zambia this is the keeping of cattle while moving from one area in search of pasture and clean water. Intensive livestock farming involves graving in paddocks where the grass is has grown to improve the pasture for higher yield per hectare.

Crop production also called arable farming includes the growing of field crops annual crops like cereals and pulses e.g garden peas, perennial crops like coffee, tea, sugarcane among others.

Horticultural crops entail the growing of vegetables such as french beans, cabbages and tomatoes.

Floriculture is the growing of flowers such as tuberose, roses and carnations. Among other crops.

As Zambia is a well-watered country and has a very favourable climate there is a range of agribusinesses and they will be listed in these categories